Almost 400 emergency service staff have been attacked while trying to do their jobs, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Blackpool Gazette report: 

They are the dedicated paramedics, firefighters and police officers who are trying to save lives and protect the most vulnerable people in our communities.

But they are also victims of horrendous attacks – by the very people they are trying to help.

The Gazette is today revealing the shocking scale of assaults on Blackpool’s army of dedicated emergency services.

You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.